Reflecting on 2020: Community, Covid, and Courage

Our Communities Programme Director, Noëlle Cobden, reflects on her first 12 months leading our year-round work in Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond. Read on for her highlights of a strange year, how we pivoted our communtiy work to the digital realm, and the importance of connection to everything we achieved in 2020.

Stories & Scran: A Special Citizen Event

Our first ever virtual community meal – cook along with us at home!Tune in on Thursday 27 August at 7pm for Stories & Scran, an event with a three course meal catered by Scran Academy. If you’d like to cook along with us at home, scroll down to find the recipes below. It’s not long now until our Stories & Scran …

Musselburgh: Write Where You Belong!

Our Citizen Communities Writer in Residence Eleanor Thom is leading a series of 5 workshops involving writing, stories and crafts in The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh over the next few months! We want to know about residents’ experience of life in the area and your ideas of home, community and belonging.

Shelf Life

Citizen Writer in Residence Eleanor Thom reflects on the sharing shelf at North Edinburgh Arts – a community resource helping people in need access food and other essential items – as Christmas and a momentous General Election approach.